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Join the STRIDE smart energy platform

The open-source STRIDE Smart Energy Platform, now live and open to all interested parties, serves as a network of experts, policy makers, and other stakeholders from all target groups and therefore build capacity for the STRIDE project. Since the start of 2022, the transnational STRIDE consortium has dedicated their efforts toward

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Final regional event in Spodnje Podravje

On 20th September, Local Energy Agency Spodnje Podravje (LEASP) is organising a final STRIDE dissemination event in Slovenia, where the main results of the project – i.e., the STRIDE strategy, action plans and Smart Energy Platform – will be presented.  Start Date & Time:     20 September 2022 (9:00) End   Date &

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Regional smart grids analyses finalised

In December 2021, the smart grid analyses of the partners were finalised, marking the completion of this work in smart grid regional analyses (WP1). The process was overseen by ConPlusUltra (Austria) but relied on the input of all STRIDE partners, who were required to contribute to the analyses with their

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Local stride trainings: opportunities for the development of the concept of smart grids in the electricity sector of in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In early June, the CENER 21 team held local trainings in the selected region – Zenica-Doboj Canton and Central Bosnia Canton. The trainings were titled “Opportunities for the development of the concept of smart grids in the electricity sector of the Region – Zenica-Doboj Canton and Central Bosnia Canton”. The

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The green transition poses a challenge for the energy networks in Bulgaria

“The green transition is not limited to Renewable Energy Sources (RES), energy efficiency and fossil fuel abandonment, but is also a challenge for the energy networks,” stated experts from the Bulgarian Energy Management Institute (EMI) during a recent discussion. Europe’s general attitude towards energy networks is that they must be

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Decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector

The European Commission has published four studies containing analyses on various aspects of decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector in the EU.  Currently, about half of Europe’s energy is used for heating and cooling, most of which is based on fossil fuels. Therefore, the reorientation of the heating and

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Trainings of bulgarian policy makers and stakeholders on smart grids

On 29 March 2022 in the Municipality of Panagyurishte, and 11 April 2022 in the Municipality of Pernik, the Bulgarian Energy and Mining Forum (BEMF) in cooperation with the Bulgarian Association of Towns and Regions, organised specialosed trainings for local policy makers and stakeholders on smart grids topics. The training

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The green deal – innovation, investment and a just transition

In recent months, amid the energy crisis and the upcoming debate over the implementation of the “Fit for 55” package, the topic of the green transition to a low-carbon economy has once again moved to the forefront in Bulgaria and Europe. For Bulgaria, which is among the most dependent countries

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Newsletter 4 – Spring 2022

The fourth STRIDE newsletter for Spring 2022 has been published. Click to open Newsletter 4. Read our newsletter for a comprehensive overview of STRIDE project progress, including long-term project goals, partner activities with lasting impact across the Danube region.

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Energy summit 2022 in Bosnia and herzegovina

The Energy Summit 2022 gathered stakeholders from the energy sector, who jointly concluded that it is necessary to accelerate the energy transition in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Figure 1: Energy Summit 2022 in BiH In the period from March 23rd to 25th, the Energy Summit 2022 was held in the

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Training – Smart communities

This March, representatives from 13 municipalities of the Spodnje Podravje region in Slovenia participated at the first round of STRIDE trainings, bringing together total of 22 participants eager to learn about the future smart energy planning in their municipalities. The training was hosted by STRIDE Lead Partner, Local Energy Agency

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European Commission’s development of the “Action plan on the digitalisation of the energy sector”

Digitalising the energy sector – EU action plan (europa.eu) Recently, the European Commission is working on creating the ACTION PLAN ON THE DIGITALISATION OF THE ENERGY SECTOR to support in the development of a competitive market for digital energy services and digital energy infrastructure that are cyber-secure, efficient and sustainable. The Action

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National conference on financing investments in energy efficiency in Bulgaria

On the 16th-17th of March, the Danube Transnational Programme (DTP) STRIDE project was introduced to public authorities and stakeholders during the National Conference on “Energy Management in Municipalities & Investments in Sustainable Energy” at the Borovets (Hotel) in Bulgaria. At the National Conference, the Chairman of the Bulgarian Energy and

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Memorandum of Cooperation for 10,000 EV charging stations in Bulgaria

In February 2022, it was declared through a signed Memorandum of Cooperation that Bulgaria will install 10,000 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) within five years, all sourced by renewable energy sources. This is one of the various goals of the Memorandum of Cooperation signed by the Electricity System Operator

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The Slovenian-Japanese smart grid project NEDO

The Slovenian-Japanese smart grid project NEDO (STRIDE Good Practice – https://energy-stride.com/2021/05/10/implementation-of-smart-grid-systems-at-the-national-level-nedo-project/) has entered into its final phase of project implementation with the inclusion of battery storage in Idrija and Ljubljana. While the first phase of the project was focused on smart grid infrastructure, the second and final phase is dedicated to

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Animation 

EIfI-Tech has finalised the STRIDE animation for project-wide dissemination and use at international conferences, on social media, via the website/platform, etc. The animation provides a general project overview, considerably why the STRIDE project is needed and how it will have a lasting positive impact. STRIDE Animation The animation is concise

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Online newsletter 3

The third STRIDE newsletter for Winter 2021-22 has been published. Click to open Newsletter 3. Read our newsletter for a comprehensive overview of STRIDE project progress, including long-term project goals, partner activities with lasting impact across the Danube region.

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Regional updates from Croatia

Within the past six months of the STRIDE project, several novelties can be highlighted in Croatia significant in the context of smart grid development. After an extensive public discussion, in October 2021 the Croatian Parliament adopted the revision of the Electricity Market Act (OG 111/21), which leads the evolution of

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The published annual report of the Hungarian transmission operator

Magyar Villamosenergia-Ipari Atviteli Rendszeriranyito Zrt., commonly known as MAVIR Zrt., is the TSO (Transmission System Operator) in the STRIDE partner region of Hungary. The TSO was founded in 2000 by MVM Zrt., and since 2003, the company performs its activities with a license provided by the Hungarian Energy Office. Its

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1st national energy conference “Smart grids in Bulgaria – good practices and perspectives”

On the 18th of November, the Bulgarian Energy and Mining Forum (BEMF) organised the first National Energy Conference on topic “Smart Grids in Bulgaria – Good practices and perspectives”. Representatives from the following organisations participated: the Association of Bulgarian towns and regions, local policymakers, Sofia Plan, Association of Energy Communities

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Good Energy Tour

The Green Energy Cooperative (ZEZ), in cooperation with the Covenant of Mayors Europe, the Croatian Association of Towns, and the Island Movement, is organising the Good Energy Tour, a campaign to promote solar energy for personal consumption throughout Croatian cities. The first edition of the tour took place in the

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SINCRO.GRID – A unique Cross-Border Investment Project

SINCRO.GRID is a unique European project, co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union, being carried out in the regions of Slovenia and Croatia. The project partners are the Slovenian and Croatian TSOs, ELES and HOPS, and DSOS, in addition to SODO and HEP ODS. The ambitious project

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partner meeting and mid term dissemination event

Partner meeting and interregional workshop to share technical & legislative knowledge on smart grids and launch the STRIDE Danube Region Smart Energy Platform. Event Organiser:      ConPlusUltra Start Date & Time:   15th September 2021     10.00am  CEST End  Date & Time:   16th Septermer 2021      17.30pm  CEST Venue:    

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36Th International Conference: Energy 2021 – Towards a Green Recovery

Within the Danube Transnational Programme STRIDE project, the CENER 21 project team successfully presented the research and scientific paper, which served also as the STRIDE first project report on the “Analysis of the potential for the introduction of smart grid systems in Bosnia and Herzegovina”. The scientific paper was presented

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STRIDE Online Newsletter 2

The second STRIDE newsletter has been published. Click here to read our newsletter for a comprehensive overview of STRIDE project progress, including long-term project goals, partner activities with lasting impact across the Danube region.

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Energy Transition Puzzle on the Way to Low Carbon Economy

According to the latest research, to avoid the worst climate events, global greenhouse gas emissions will have to be halved by 2030 but, more challengingly, reach zero around the middle of the century. Recognizing this reality, a large number of world and national politicians, business people, local leaders, but also

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the 5th stride partner meeting

The 5th STRIDE Partner Meeting shall take place as a two-part Virtual Online Event on the 12th and 19th of May. DAY 1  –  12th May 2021  @     9:30 – 12:30 DAY 2  –  19th May 2021  @   11:00 – 12:30 The focus of Day 1 of the meeting, scheduled for the 12th of May, will be

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5th STRIDE partner meeting

Dear partners, As by now all of you took time to complete the Doodle poll for the dates of the next STRIDE meeting, it is time to set the dates. So, the next STRIDE meeting should be held on 12. And 19. May 2021! Unfortunately, not all of you are

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energy storage and sector coupling solutions in Austria

The Austrian demo site showcasing a range of energy storage and sector coupling solutions will be launched this summer in the municipality of Stegersbach. Serving as a large competence centre for renewable energy, the demo lab will make it possible for Stegerbach’s 2,700 inhabitants, as well as those living in

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preparation and research for reports by Bay Zoltan Ltd

The Hungarian STRIDE partners at Bay Zoltan LTD have started the preparation of the first two reports of the project with an international desktop study. The most interesting research conducted so far was in relation to the so-called ”duck curve”, which illustrates the challenge of integrating intermittent resources like wind

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off to a good start

Within the framework of Danube Transitional Programme, partners from Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Bosnia and Hercegovina will work together for the next two and a half years to improve energy planning in Danube regions through knowledge transfer and development of planning tools.  One of the

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STRIDE Online newsletter 1

Want to learn more about how the Danube Transnational ProgrammeSTRIDE project will provide comprehensive support for local/regional policymakers for the improvement of energy planning? ?? The first STRIDE newsletter has been published. Click here to read our newsletter for a comprehensive overview of the STRIDE Project, including long-term project goals, partner activities with lasting

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Last virtual STRIDE project meeting of 2020

Tomorrow marks the last virtual STRIDE project meeting of 2020, during which partners will discuss platform development and communication activities. Looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces tomorrow morning! ? www.interreg-danube.eu/stride  Danube Transnational Programme

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official kick-off event

On the 5th of November 2020, the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme (DTP) approved project, STRIDE, hosted the official public kick-off event of the project. The event was held virtually as a digital conference in light of the COVID-19 pandemic with the purpose to raise awareness of the objectives and activities

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Public kick-off event of STRIDE project

The STRIDE project consortium is pleased to invite you to the PUBLIC KICK-OFF event to be held on 5. November 2020 at 12.00 CET. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the objectives and activities of the project and to provide information stakeholders about the expected results, benefits and their

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(virtual) public kick-off event

The STRIDE project consortium is pleased to invite you to the (virtual) public kick-off event, to be held on the 5th of November 2020 at 12:00 CET. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the objectives and activities of the project and to provide information stakeholders about

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CENER 21, Center for Energy, Environment and Resources

CENER 21, Center for Energy, Environment and Resources is a non-governmental, nonprofit organisation established in 2006 with the mission to contribute to sustainable development in South East Europe.  CENER 21 serves as a project partner within the international STRIDE project consortium.  http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/stride Danube Transnational Programme

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the first technical meeting of the STRIDE

This Friday marks the first technical meeting of the STRIDE – Improved energy planning through the Integration of Smart Grid concepts in the Danube Region – project within the Danube Transnational Programme. Following the introduction of the new STRIDE partner, EGÚ Brno, a. s., there will be a presentation and Q&A session

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Introducing the Danube Transnational Programme STRIDE

Introducing the Danube Transnational Programme STRIDE (Improved energy planning through the Integration of #SmartGrid concepts in the Danube Region) project. The STRIDE project is aligned with the Priority Axis 3 – Better connected and energy responsible Danube region, and will directly contribute to the programme Specific Objective 3.2 – Improve energy security and energy

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